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PBS Hawai‘i names Jody Shiroma as Vice President of Communications

PBS HAWAI‘I – News Release

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Jody Shiroma
jshiroma@pbshawaii.org
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February 7, 2019

 

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Jody Shiroma, Vice President, Communications

 

(Honolulu, HI)—PBS Hawai‘i’s new Vice President of Communications is Jody Shiroma, who will increase opportunities for community access, engagement and partnerships, and oversee the expansion of the multimedia station’s community advisory groups across the islands.

 

Shiroma brings more than 16 years of experience of professional experience, most recently serving as Aloha United Way’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications for 12 years. Prior to that, she was Editor-in-Chief for Sassy and G Magazine, a local youth publication with over 25,000 in distribution.

 

Jody grew up in Hawai‘i and is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies. She is a recipient of numerous business awards, including the Hawai‘i Kai Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Person of the Year, Pacific Business News’ 40 under 40, Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business, and the FBI Honolulu Division Director of Community Leadership Award. She served as a United Way Fellow in 2013.

 


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ACL Presents:
Americana 17th Annual Honors

ACL Presents: Americana 17th Annual Honors

 

Each year, the Americana Music Association® honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be announced leading up to Americana music’s biggest night.

 

Preview

 

The Americana Music Association® announced the nominees for its 17th annual Honors & Awards show this afternoon at an intimate members-only ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The live-streamed event featured performances by its hosts The Milk Carton Kids – Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan – as well as by fellow Instrumentalist of the Year nominees Daniel Donato, Brittany Haas, Jerry Pentecost, Molly Tuttle and more special guests.

 

ACL Presents: Americana 17th Annual Honors

 

 

 

The Evolution of HIKI NŌ
Cover Story by Robert Pennybacker

 

COVER STORY: The Evolution of HIKI NŌ by Robert Pennybacker - Director, Learning Initiatives, PBS Hawaiʻi

 

Students from O‘ahu’s Ka‘ala Elementary School in Wahiawā

Students from O‘ahu’s Ka‘ala Elementary School

 

Launching a New Season
Thursday, February 7, 7:30 pm

 

When HIKI NŌ premiered on February 28, 2011, the HIKI NŌ students from Ka‘ala Elementary School who grace the cover of this program guide were toddlers. The Maui Waena Intermediate School students who hosted that first episode are now seniors in college. If the students have matured over the eight years HIKI NŌ has been on the air, so has the program.

 

Eight years ago, a weekly half-hour show in which middle and high school students write, report, shoot and edit PBS-quality news features on topics that they selected was inconceivable. Before going on the air, the premise of HIKI NŌ (which means “Can Do” in the Hawaiian language) was based on the supposition that the same professional quality found in news stories already being created at Wai‘anae High School’s Searider media program could be duplicated in other schools across the islands. Nobody knew if this grand experiment would work.

 

Not only did it work – it flourished beyond expectations and spread to 90 public, charter, and private schools throughout state – including four elementary schools!

 

Clockwise from top left: Students from Maui’s Seabury Hall School, A student from O‘ahu’s Aliamanu Middle School with Pearl Harbor attack witness Jimmy Lee at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Students from Maui's Lahaina Intermediate School, Students from Kauaʻi's Kapaʻa Middle School

Clockwise from top left: Students from Maui’s Seabury Hall School, A student from O‘ahu’s  Aliamanu Middle School with Pearl Harbor attack witness Jimmy Lee at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Students from Maui’s Lahaina Intermediate School, Students from Kauaʻi’s Kapaʻa Middle School

 

HIKI NŌ has thrived because of its unique intersection of two distinct worlds: The education world and the real-life world of a public television station that must uphold the standards of its broadcast and online content.

 

The rigorous experience of refining their stories to meet PBS national standards has helped HIKI NŌ students to dominate national digital media competitions. At the Student Television Network’s 2018 Fall Challenge, Hawai‘i’s HIKI NŌ schools garnered 33% of the awards given out for that competition. Hawai‘i took home the most awards of any state (13), followed by California (10) and Florida (5).

 

After the launch of the program, teachers and others from the education world began to notice that the HIKI NŌ experience taught students much more than how to tell stories with pictures and sound. It helped them to develop the basic skills needed to survive in the new, global economy: critical thinking, creative problem solving, adaptability, collaboration, teamwork and entrepreneurialism. The recognition that these skills are essential to students’ success in college and beyond has led to dynamic partnerships between HIKI NŌ/PBS Hawai‘i and the state’s Early College and P-20 programs.

 

A core group of HIKI NŌ teachers informally known as Hawai‘i Creative Media proved to be the most effective trainers of other HIKI NŌ teachers and their students. Their importance to the process became so evident that they organized themselves as a nonprofit organization – the Hawai‘i Creative Media Foundation – whose mission is to provide students and teachers across the state with training in basic digital media skills.

 

The state’s CTE (Career Technology Education) program and the Department of Education have recognized the importance of this training and are making plans to fund the Hawai‘i Creative Media-led teacher/student workshops. Up until now these workshops have been paid for by PBS Hawai‘i. This shift toward the educational institutions funding the training of its teachers and students represents a sea change for HIKI NŌ. It acknowledges that the educators are equal partners in the HIKI NŌ process and brings into focus the distinct roles that the two worlds must play: Hawai‘i’s educators teach Hawai‘i’s students, while PBS Hawai‘i provides them with the real-world, professional experience, plus statewide (broadcast) and worldwide (online) platforms for their voices to be heard.

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ
#1006 – The 2018 HIKI NŌ Fall Challenge – High School Division

 

This special edition features stories from the High School Division of the 2018 HIKI NŌ Fall Challenge. On October 19, 2018, ten participating high school teams and twelve participating middle school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the theme “the story behind the food”. Teachers could not provide hands-on help. The students had to conceptualize, research, arrange, shoot, write and edit their stories on their own. The completed stories were scored by members of the HIKI NŌ editorial board based on the following criteria:

 

  1. How well did the story capture the essence of the assigned theme?
  2. How well did the entry fulfill the HIKI NŌ  Story Criteria (the criteria used throughout the school year to determine which stories are approved to air on HIKI NŌ)?
  3. How much did production values (the quality of the cinematography, editing and sound) contribute to the overall effectiveness of the story?

 

Based on the cumulative scores, first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention awards were given in both the high school and middle school divisions. The winning high school stories featured in this episode are as follows:

 

–Tied for First Place: Kaua‘i High School in Lihue profiled the late Barbara Funamura, the originator of the spam musubi.

 

–Tied for First Place: Kamehameha Schools Maui High School in Pukalani profiled Maui chef Jonathan Mizukami.

 

–Second Place: H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui featured the family story behind Aunty Lia’s Baked Goods.

 

–Third Place: Kapa‘a High School on Kaua‘i spotlighted Pono Market in Kapa‘a.

 

–Honorable Mention: Farrington High School on O‘ahu revealed how much members of Hawai‘i’s world championship little league team missed Hawai‘i food when they were on the road.

 

Also featured:

 

–Waiākea High School on Hawai‘i Island highlighted iconic Hilo eatery Kandi’s Drive-Inn.

 

–Moanalua High School on O‘ahu told the story of a young man who is carrying on his late father’s legacy through his family’s Chamorro Grindz food truck.

 

–Wa‘ianae High School on O‘ahu showed how a stay-at-home mom brought together her entire family through her Padicakes mochi business.

 

First place winners will receive $500 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program. Second place winners will receive $300 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program. Third place winners will receive $200 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program. Honorable mention winners will receive $100 worth of production equipment for their school’s media program.

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Aloha Atlanta: HIKI NŌ at the 2016 Student Television Network Competition

HIKI NŌ: Aloha Atlanta: HIKI NŌ at the Student Television Network Competition

 

This half-hour documentary captures the experience of Hawai‘i’s HIKI NŌ schools at a national digital video competition through the eyes of students from Kaua‘i’s Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. The 2016 Student Television Network Competition took place in Atlanta, Georgia, and brought together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in time-intensive, deadline-driven contests in the production of news features, anchor presentations, short films, public service announcements and other forms of visual storytelling. Although the Chiefess students went to Atlanta with the intention of winning, the lessons they learned along the way, including teamwork, collaboration, grace under pressure, and the importance of friendship, were more valuable than the awards they took home. The Hawai‘i schools combined took home 34 awards and cheered for one another as one team (Team Hawai‘i) during the awards ceremony.

 

Program

 

 

 



will.i.am –
Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special

 

Join will.i.am at London’s Royal Albert Hall as he reunites with the Black Eyed Peas for the first time on stage in more than a decade. The fun-filled event captures the Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, writer and producer in his “second” hometown.

 

 

View a time-lapse of the concert’s preparation

 

 

 

Hawai‘i students win big at national video competition

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 Hawai‘i students win big at national video competition: 18 Hawai‘i schools attended Student Television Network Convention in Nashville

 

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HONOLULU – Students from Hawai‘i schools are fresh off of winning 30 awards at the Student Television Network (STN) Convention, an annual, national student media conference. This year’s convention took place in Nashville, Tenn., March 15-18. The complete list of Hawai‘i winners begins below.

 

A total of 18 Hawai‘i schools attended this year’s conference, the highest participation from Hawai‘i schools in the STN Convention’s 15-year history. All but one were public schools, and all of them participate in PBS Hawai‘i’s HIKI NŌ student news network.

 

“HIKI NŌ offers students the ideal preparation for this national competition. It also readies them for different professional paths – by teaching them to work their way through challenges and deliver quality work on tight deadlines,” said Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO.

 

Approximately 3,000 middle and high school students from across the U.S. competed in on-site, time-restricted contests in video journalism, television production, filmmaking, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements.

 

As in the last few STN competitions, the number of awards won by Hawai‘i schools was notably high in comparison to states with larger populations, such as California, Florida and Texas.

 

“The stellar performance by Hawai‘i schools at STN is due to the work our schools have done with HIKI NŌ and PBS Hawai‘i,” said Kevin Matsunaga, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School media teacher and STN regional board member. “Our Hawai‘i media teachers have worked tirelessly, as well, and the outstanding work their students have done at these competitions is proof that HIKI NŌ is making a huge difference in the lives of our students.”

 

2018 Student Television Network – Hawai‘i Schools in Attendance:

 

• Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kaua‘i)
• Ewa Makai Middle School (O‘ahu)
• Highlands Intermediate School (O‘ahu)
• Kalaheo High School (O‘ahu)
• Kalama Intermediate School (Maui)
• Kamehameha Schools Maui – Middle School (Maui)
• Kealakehe Intermediate School (Hawai‘i Island)
• Kapa‘a Middle School (Kaua‘i)
• Kapolei High School (O‘ahu)
• Kaua‘i High School (Kaua‘i)
• Maui Waena Intermediate School (Maui)
• McKinley High School (O‘ahu)
• Moanalua High School (O‘ahu)
• Waiākea High School (Hawai‘i Island)
• Wai‘anae High School (O‘ahu)
• Wai‘anae Intermediate School (O‘ahu)
• Waipahu High School (O‘ahu)
• Waipahu Intermediate School (O‘ahu)

 

2018 Student Television Network – Hawai‘i Winners:

 

BROADCAST EXCELLENCE—MONTHLY NEWS SHOW 

Middle School: Maui Waena Intermediate School

High School: Wai‘anae High School (also won last year)

 

FILM EXCELLENCE—BEST EDITING 

Waipahu High School

 

FILM EXCELLENCE—BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

Moanalua High School

 

CONVENTION RE-CAP—MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Honorable Mention – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Waipahu Intermediate School

 

CONVENTION RE-CAP—HIGH SCHOOL 

1st Place – Moanalua High School (won 1st place last year)

 

SPOT FEATURE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Kealakehe Intermediate School

2nd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (won 3rd place last year)

3rd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School (won 2nd place last year)

 

MOVIE TRAILER—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School (won 2nd place last year)

2nd Place – Waipahu Intermediate School

3rd Place – Kealakehe Intermediate School

 

MOVIE TRAILER—HIGH SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Kapolei High School

 

NAT. SOUND PACKAGE—HIGH SCHOOL

1st Place – Wai‘anae High School (Honorable Mention last year)

 

NAT. SOUND PACKAGE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

3rd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

3rd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

SILENT FILM—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School (3rd Place last year)

2nd Place – Kamehameha Schools Maui

 

ANCHOR TEAM—MIDDLE SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (3rd Place last year)

 

ANCHOR TEAM—HIGH SCHOOL

3rd Place – Kalaheo High School

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae High School

 

MUSIC VIDEO—MIDDLE SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Kamehameha Schools Maui

 

CRAZY 8s BROADCAST NEWS MAGAZINE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

2nd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School (3rd Place last year)

 

CRAZY 8s BROADCAST NEWS MAGAZINE—HIGH SCHOOL

2nd Place – Wai‘anae High School (Honorable Mention last year)

 

CRAZY 8s SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY—HIGH SCHOOL

3rd Place – Moanalua High School

 

CRAZY 8s SHORT FILM FICTION—MIDDLE SCHOOL

2nd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae Intermediate School (3rd Place last year)

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii


 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine

 

Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The MFG awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind-and to recognize its artists.

 

 

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